Grancini, Michel’Angelo, Italian organist and composer; b. Milan, 1605; d. there, April 17, 1669. He spent his entire life in Milan. At age 17 he became organist at the Chiesa del Paradise, and then served in that capacity at S. Sepolcro (1624-28) and at S. Ambrogio (from 1628). He also was organist (from 1630) and maestro di cappella (from 1650) at the Cathedral. Grancini composed a prolific body of sacred music, of which 19 vols. were publ. in Milan (1622-29). Some 200 works are in MSS at the Milan Cathedral.
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